I suspect this is mere moments from selling out (and my apologies in advance if it does), but here goes: Dell has the Creative Vado HD 2nd-gen pocket camcorder for $49.99 shipped.
As you may recall from previous posts, the Vado HD shoots 720p video and stores it in 4GB of onboard memory–enough for about an hour of footage, or more if you lower the quality setting.
The camera sports a nice 2-inch LCD for previewing and reviewing your movies, but there’s also an HDMI output for piping the video to your HDTV. (Alas, HDMI cable not included–but you can score one for a few bucks at Meritline or Monoprice.)
Creative’s built-in Vado Central software (available for both Windows and
Mac) offers plug-and-play convenience; just pop out the built-in USB connector, plug it into your PC, then edit your videos and/or upload them to Box.net, Photobucket, or YouTube.
These always sell out quickly, so get one while you can!
Bonus deal: WonderFox Soft is giving away HD Video Converter Factory Pro (Windows), a utility that normally costs $30. You’ll find the registration code right on the giveaway page; make sure to use it! (Ten demerits to the first commenter who complains, “This isn’t free!”)
One other note: In the coming weeks I’m going to be tweeting more, so please follow me (@cheapskateblog) if you haven’t already. I’ll be able to share more and better deals this way, especially those offers I know are due to expire quickly.